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Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with United terminated! Where will he play next (odds)

Angelos Anastassopoulos November 23, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United in 2021 proved to be way too wrong way too soon. After a successful individual 2021-22 campaign (but pretty mediocre on a club level), new coach Erik ten Hag decided that the most fitting role for the Portuguese star is that of the boost from the bench. This is something Ronaldo wasn’t willing to accept and the glass broke once and for all with his Pierce Morgan interview, where we claimed he feels disrespected. One thing led to another other and the player agreed to terminate his contract with the club. He is now free to search for a new team. Check which are the favourites to land the Portuguese megastar this winter transfer window.

Betting sites are always up for the challenge when a promising market is emerging. So it isn’t all that surprising to see betting odds for Cristiano Ronaldo’s next team. His childhood club, Sporting Lisbon, are currently the top favourites to land the 37-year-old, with Chelsea being close second, according to odds set by top bookmakers with deposit bonus betting.

There aren’t many footballers with as strong of a brand name as Ronaldo. For the past 15 years, he has been one of the most loved athletes on the planet and every single one of his four career transfers has influenced the world football ecosystem. There isn’t anything that hasn’t been saying about him. He has scored 701 career club goals and 117 for his home country, more than any footballer on the international level. And he is now playing in his fifth World Cup.


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Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Rumours

They say that where there is smoke, there must be a fire. And there has been plenty of smoke around Cristiano Ronaldo’s next team. The Portuguese attacker was displeased after United’s disappointing 2021-22 season when the Red Devils finished 6th in the Premier League. Ronaldo was the only part of United’s plan that was really working, as he scored 18 goals, nearly a third of all team goals.

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Paris Saint-Germain were reportedly interested in the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner. Erik ten Hag’s appointment as manager persuaded him to stay. But things didn’t go as planned. Apparently, he is not among the Dutch coach’s first choices. This sparked a new round of rumours.

If his contract wasn’t terminated, Real Madrid and Chelsea would probably be the only two clubs capable of meeting United’s demands. But while Chelsea continues to be among the top candidates, according to the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer odds set by 21LuckyBet, Real Madrid are more focused on the possibility of completing a Kylian Mbappe transfer instead. And the fact he is now out of contract, works perfectly for Sporting, or any overseas club.

Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Odds

Recent reports claim that Chelsea owner and interim sporting director Todd Boehly, held talks with super-agent Jorge Mendes, who represents Cristiano Ronaldo, last summer. It was Chelsea’s then-boss, Thomas Tuchel, who put the brakes on the transfer. The German is now gone and Chelsea are once again among the favourites to land the 37-year-old forward, who wants to play Champions League football before the end of the season.

Chelsea manager, Graham Potter, was asked about whether the team will try to sign Ronaldo, but he underlined he will not comment on speculation. At the same moment, though, Chelsea’s main focus is believed to be on Christopher Nkunku and Rafael Leao. Chelsea are among the favourites to become Cristiano Ronaldo’s next team, now that he left United.

In fact, Chelsea are close second in the odds race. The top favourites are Cristiano Ronaldo’s first professional club, Sporting Lisbon. It’s been 19 years since he left Lisbon for United, after he impressed in a friendly match between the two clubs. Then Sporting coach Lazlo Boloni has often stated that maybe it was a mistake using Ronaldo in that friendly, as he could have kept him to the club for an extra season.

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